The University Library System (ULS) has many databases that will assist you in finding articles for background and supporting information on your topic. The databases listed on this page are just a selection of the many available in the full A-Z list of databases. While most are subject specific, you'll also find databases that are good for current news topics and general overview information, such as these:
Reference Resources (Credo Reference is a great alternative to Wikipedia. This list also includes Biographical databases)
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